northern hemisphere


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northern hemisphere

1. that half of the globe lying north of the equator
2. Astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator

Northern Hemisphere

[′nȯr·thərn ′hem·i‚sfir]
(geography)
The half of the earth north of the Equator.
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However, he said the longest day on June 22 marked the peak of summer when the sun comes closest to the northern hemisphere, adding that the countries located on the Southern hemisphere will experience the longest day on December 22.
This is because of the Sun passing over the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere, making it the peak of summer in the northern hemisphere
SEPTEMBER 22 Equinox: Fall begins today in the Northern Hemisphere (10:21 a.
The temperature difference between the Arctic and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere powers high-altitude winds around the North Pole.
The intensified monsoons created a positive feedback cycle, promoting more global cooling, more sea ice and even stronger precipitation, culminating in the spread of huge glaciers across the Northern Hemisphere,' said Thomas Stevens of Royal Holloway, University of London.
The study found that previously unknown mechanism by which the joining of North and South America changed the salinity of the Pacific Ocean and caused major ice sheet growth across the Northern Hemisphere.
Similarly, December 21 is the day when the northern hemisphere points away from the sun on the axis and heralds winter in this part of the world.
At the height of the northern hemisphere summer, when the northern hemisphere slants towards the sun, the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, overhead in southern Taiwan, the Bahamas in the Caribbean and Muscat in Oman.
You have to look at the preparation that the southern hemisphere teams have compared to the northern hemisphere teams," the former rugby league star said.
The number eight said: "This time the northern hemisphere teams might have a little bit of an advantage over the southern hemisphere teams in terms of the scheduling because we've had a break.
New Delhi, Delhi, June 22, 2011 /India PRwire/ - June 21st marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and is called the summer solstice.
Mares in foal to Fastnet Rock in the northern hemisphere this year include Group 1 winners Damson and My Emma, as well as the dams of Araafa, Luas Line and Peeping Fawn.

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